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Who Should Be The New Christian Grey Between David Gandy, Ian Somerhalder, Henry Cavill, and Matt Bomer?

Who do you think should be the new Christian Grey since Charlie Hunnam backed out of the role. Between Henry Cavill, David Gandy, Matt Bomer, and Ian Somerhalder who would make the best Christian Grey?

by Anonymousreply 13410/24/2013

David Gandy would make an excellent Christian Grey looks wise moreso than Matt, Henry and Ian. Never seen him act though. But his face and look is better for the role imo.

by Anonymousreply 110/12/2013

smells like a Razzie in the making!!!

by Anonymousreply 210/12/2013

I don't care. But Henry hasn't looked good to me since this picture was taken.

by Anonymousreply 310/12/2013

Definitely Matt Bomer!

by Anonymousreply 410/12/2013

David Gandy for me. I would be a bottom for him and I've never bottomed for anyone. He wears his suits so nice and his eyes OMG! I can only imagine the passion he speaks through his eyes during sex.

by Anonymousreply 510/12/2013

Justin Timberlake please.

by Anonymousreply 610/12/2013

R6 womp womp! He's too busy battling Robin Thicke for the blue eyed soul king. He wouldn't have the time or else Robin would take his crown in music.

by Anonymousreply 710/12/2013


by Anonymousreply 810/12/2013

Maybe nobody since the book and story sucks.

Hunnam must have taken a look at the script.

by Anonymousreply 910/12/2013

R9 Hunnam doesn't look like he owns a book.

by Anonymousreply 1010/12/2013

Put it on Lifetime and cast Tom Welling. Or is he too old now? Recent pic.

by Anonymousreply 1110/12/2013

This role is the kiss of death for any actor's career. You might as well do a Hallmark Movie of the Week. Let the fans pick the leads. They're the only ones who are going to see this POS anyway.

by Anonymousreply 1210/12/2013

Aaron O'Connell from Tyler Perry's "The Have & The Have Nots". He's hot

by Anonymousreply 1310/12/2013

R13 His acting is deplorable and he's not Caucasian with blue eyes, he looks mixed with Latino and Spanish or something.

by Anonymousreply 1410/12/2013

David Gandy!

by Anonymousreply 1510/12/2013

David Gandy. But can he act?

by Anonymousreply 1610/12/2013

Does he need to?

by Anonymousreply 1710/12/2013

David Gandy looks obviously in his 30's, too old for the part. I vote for Alex pettyfur, he's young, hot, and looks like he can play the role without getting campy.

by Anonymousreply 1810/12/2013

In the book Christian Grey is written as older and more mature than the heroine, Petyfer is too young. I like Tom Welling for this role too, he is sexy and older.

by Anonymousreply 1910/13/2013

This project seems DOA before it even starts shooting...

by Anonymousreply 2010/13/2013

It should be James Scott from Days of our Lives. Absolutely. He is Christian Grey the way Vivien Leigh was Scarlett O'Hara.

by Anonymousreply 2110/13/2013

I agree with R21.

by Anonymousreply 2210/13/2013

I agree with R21 and R22, and would like to nominate Chandler Massey to play his partner in an all-male version. They absolutely smoke in their scenes together.

by Anonymousreply 2310/13/2013

Travis Fimmel from Vikings. He looks like Hunnam but is more striking and an excellent actor. My choice from the start.

by Anonymousreply 2410/13/2013

It doesn't even have to be an all-male version. The public would buy ms Massey as Anastasia without any problems.

by Anonymousreply 2510/13/2013

He really does seem to be the obvious choice...cruel yet cultivated.

by Anonymousreply 2610/13/2013

The role is too shitty for a professional actor like Bomer: he would never live it down.

Gandy has that haggard-handsome look that Sean Connery has aged out of. He'd be perfect.

by Anonymousreply 2710/13/2013

David Gandy! this pic SCREAMS Christian Grey to me!

by Anonymousreply 2810/13/2013

You delusional fucks.

by Anonymousreply 2910/13/2013


by Anonymousreply 3010/13/2013

A friend of mine interns at Universal and told me E.L. James has contacted Matt Bomer and David Gandy's people. Ian Somerhalder was a definite "No" for her for some odd reason.

by Anonymousreply 3110/13/2013

Bomer would be ill-advised to accept the role. R12 is correct that it's likely to be the kiss of death for its leading actor - the story is crap, interest in the books has fallen off, and many of the fans won't want to share their fantasy with a theater full of yahoos.

But if Bomer takes the role, they'll blame the failure on his being out.

by Anonymousreply 3210/13/2013

James Scott for this role.

Gandy is a joke.

Ian Somerhalder is too WB 50

Mat Bomer is too much of a "celebrity" though the idea of him going hot and heavy with a chick kinda turns me on. There better be some gratuitous shots of him sucking on her tits.

by Anonymousreply 3310/13/2013

Bet they offer it to Liam Hemsworth Is that the right brother? The older one from RUSH and THOR?

by Anonymousreply 3410/13/2013

Liam Hemsworth is the younger brother who was engaged to Miley Cyrus. Chris Hemsworth played Thor and is in Rush.

by Anonymousreply 3510/13/2013

Face it fellas....Bomer is NEVER going to be Christian Whatever the fuck his name is...he has no gravity,no authority,no danger and WAY too much baggage going in as a domesticated gay man with an older, Alpha daddy boyfriend and kids.

Besides,while very handsome he's far to sanitary, benign looking and vaguely submissive and asexual to ever be a serious contender for the role. Not that it's anything BUT a shitty,silly role.

by Anonymousreply 3610/13/2013

Chris Hemsworth has the Marvel franchise movies, he doesn't need the work badly enough to do this piece of crap.

by Anonymousreply 3710/13/2013

Why is everyone so obsessed with this warmed over,tired ass, played out book and it's soft-core, cliche characters that belong on Playboy TV.

by Anonymousreply 3810/13/2013

Isn't the character supposed to be in his twenties? Most of the actors mentioned have been too old.

by Anonymousreply 3910/13/2013

They should give this to an unknown since any established actor's career will only be damaged by it.

by Anonymousreply 4010/13/2013

This movie would only work if Adrian Lyne directed it 80's style.

by Anonymousreply 4110/13/2013

If not Matt Bomer or Henry Cavill, then why not David Gandy?

by Anonymousreply 4210/13/2013

Well I am glad Charlie Hunnan backed out. I mean I know I am not the only one annoyed all of these British actors are taking American roles.

by Anonymousreply 4310/13/2013

R41. "This movie would only work if Adrian Lyne directed it 80's style."

I agree...except it would have had to been made IN in the 80s.

The genre is just too trite now.

by Anonymousreply 4410/13/2013

Gandy definitely has the brutally handsome "look" down and a project THIS cheesy doesn't really need a thespian so I say why not?

And we know he's not afraid to show off his well-proportioned cock.

Let's make this happen!

by Anonymousreply 4510/13/2013


by Anonymousreply 4610/14/2013

David Gandy or Matt Bomer. Henry Cavill would be a fool to do this.

by Anonymousreply 4710/15/2013

Cavill would be doing this if he didn't get Superman, but now, he doesn't have to do it.

Like Joe... schedule.

by Anonymousreply 4810/15/2013

Mr Gandy would look convincing -and HOT - with a riding crop in hand...

by Anonymousreply 4910/15/2013

Mark Ruffalo or Live Schreiber should be the new Christian Grey. Seriously. Or Paul Bettany. I think they'd do something wonderful with the roles and elevate the entire experience. Oh, and if Live gets the role I'd insist on full frontal nudity.

by Anonymousreply 5010/15/2013

Bomer would apparently chew on rusty nails:

by Anonymousreply 5110/15/2013

Goddammit. Bomer would apparently [italic]rather[/italic] chew on rusty nails:

[quote]Yesterday a source close to Bomer confirmed to Yahoo Movies that the blue-eyed thesp has absolutely no interest in the role. As in, none. As in, it's not happening."

by Anonymousreply 5210/15/2013

Somerhalder can't act. He mugs.

by Anonymousreply 5310/15/2013

See? We tried to give you 'mos a chance to be taken seriously as actors by offering you a hetero role and you spit in our faces!

by Anonymousreply 5410/15/2013

Bomer is an idiot if he turns this down!

by Anonymousreply 5510/15/2013

Ha, as long as we're throwing around the names of out gay men, how about Adam Lambert? He's got Christian's gorgeous blue eyes. Plus, he's sexy, young and toppy......and he doesn't have an acting rep to ruin. Would have to work on keeping his voice in the lower register though. LOL.

by Anonymousreply 5610/15/2013

I read 50 Shades for a book group and could barely get through it. It SUCKED. It was like reading a teen girl's diary. But, I CAN say that if you want to be true to the character (caricature, actually) of the gorgeous, filthy rich, uber-confident, sexy Christian Grey, then Gandy is not your man. Christian is so handsome, people are stunned when they gaze upon his visage. Women swoon and men are intimidated. His looks are so striking that people practically start speaking in tongues when they interact with him (I know, puke).

Anyway, yes, Christian is sexy, but his face is more super-model stunning than Gandy, who is too rugged for the role. I see someone with a Bomer-like face, but a bulkier body. Bomer doesn't have enough swagger. If you took the best of Gandy and Bomer together----THAT would be the perfect Christian Grey.

by Anonymousreply 5710/15/2013

C'mon R57, he has swagger. Have you actually watched White Collar?

Matt is the perfect description of CG from what I've heard from fan girls of that book. Otherwise Cavill would be a favourite since he's the bulkier version of Matt.

by Anonymousreply 5810/15/2013

Yeah, Cavill would work. Has he turned it down?

by Anonymousreply 5910/15/2013

Are you insane? Cavill is no Olivier, but he wouldn't do this shit when he's already got a busy schedule.

He'd only be doing it if they paid him enough.

by Anonymousreply 6010/15/2013

More realistically:

Drew Van Acker (PLL, Devious Maids), Rob Wilson (AMC, Price is Right), Travis Van Winkle (Hart of Dixie, Friday the 13th).

No one who is lead in a TV show or has a superhero franchise will do this.

by Anonymousreply 6110/15/2013

Ian Somerhalder plays best as villans. I agree a guy with the lopks of Matt Bomer mixed with David Gandy and bulk of Henry Cavill should play Christian Grey.

by Anonymousreply 6210/15/2013


by Anonymousreply 6310/15/2013

"Stop trying to make David Gandy happen! It's not going to happen!"

by Anonymousreply 6410/15/2013

r61 Rob Wilson is pretty, no doubt about that. But he's only 23 and has a hard time being convincing as a powerful internet mogul on AMC. He also has an extremely had time being convincing as heterosexual.

by Anonymousreply 6510/15/2013

Some random article mentioned Justin Timberlake... ARE THEY FUCKING HIGH?

by Anonymousreply 6610/15/2013

Why not Liam Hemsworth? Blue eyes, dark and brooding, born 1990, masculine, sort of famous for being a heartthrob, but hasn't made it big yet.

by Anonymousreply 6710/15/2013

According to Lainey Gossip, the front runner is now Jamie Dornan.

by Anonymousreply 6810/15/2013


Jamie Dornan please

by Anonymousreply 6910/15/2013

Among, not between.

Between only refers to a choice BETWEEN two options.

Any more, it's among.

by Anonymousreply 7010/15/2013

Actually, Adam Lambert could be excellent in the role. He has so many "looks", he has modeled for a number of high-end fashion magazines in the UK...that I can't help thinking he could fit the role of Christian.

Here in a pap photo of him attending a party last week, he reminds me of JFK Jr. (certainly one of the better looking men of our time).

As far as voice, don't forget the guy has a multi-octave range. He can do "lower register".

Straight men play "gay". Why, for God's sake, can't an uncloseted gay man play "straight"? I actually think that a gay man playing the role would make the plot more interesting.

by Anonymousreply 7110/15/2013

R71, you are too gay to live.

by Anonymousreply 7210/15/2013

Any gay man who took the role would probably feel obligated to talk about the women he's fucked in the past.

by Anonymousreply 7310/15/2013

R72, I don't get what you are saying, except to think you are a self-hating mo.

by Anonymousreply 7410/15/2013

R71, Adam has a beautiful face and he's a fashion plate who looks great in clothes. But he's not buff enough to carry off the nudity that will certainly be required, even if he was willing to "go there."

That's why this role is so hard to cast. Christian Grey is a perfect physical specimen. Beautiful face AND amazing body.

Actually, a blue eyed JFK Jr. would be right on the mark.

by Anonymousreply 7510/15/2013

Adam Lambert.... I would rent that movie.

by Anonymousreply 7610/15/2013

I would lose ALL and I mean ALL interest if Adam Lambert got the role. Christian Grey is straight man that is gorgeous and Adam Lambert is a more attractive Clay Aiken queen. No thanks I will pass, never have and never will feature Adam Lambert.

by Anonymousreply 7710/15/2013

poor r77 seems a little slow.

by Anonymousreply 7810/15/2013

David Gandy is the hottest man on earth and I'm a Lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 7910/15/2013

Straight or gay doesn't matter when it comes to sexy. Lambert has twice won the "sexiest man in music" Billboard poll (with Brittany winning sexiest woman).

by Anonymousreply 8010/15/2013

Ew David Gandy looks too OLD

by Anonymousreply 8110/15/2013

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by Anonymousreply 8210/15/2013

R82, then I really wish gay men on DL would stop expecting gay actors to come out of the closet. If being "open" means you are limited in the roles you can play, then clinging to the closet is completely understandable.

by Anonymousreply 8310/15/2013

Is there anyone as sexless as Matt Bomer?

by Anonymousreply 8410/15/2013

R84, I doubt that Bomer is "sexless". Maybe he just is not a good actor, or maybe he just hasn't had a role that calls for total sexiness.

by Anonymousreply 8510/15/2013

R85, he's drop-dead gorgeous but he has ZERO sex appeal. If you can't see that, you're utterly blind.

by Anonymousreply 8610/15/2013

The gays should not be paying attention to this movie. It is a frau topic.

by Anonymousreply 8710/15/2013

[quote]If not Matt Bomer or Henry Cavill, then why not David Gandy?

Uh, because he looks like he's in his fucking 40s?

by Anonymousreply 8810/16/2013

Bomer comes across as sexless because he has Asperger's Syndrome. Like the fellow Aspergic beauties January Jones or Daryl Hannah, he combines ferocious beauty with an otherworldly, childlike quality.

He would make a very good Replicant.

by Anonymousreply 8910/16/2013

Ian Somerhalder isn't aging well. He would NOT be a good choice for this.

by Anonymousreply 9010/16/2013

Tilda Swinton in drag.

by Anonymousreply 9110/16/2013

Gandy is way hot. Boomer is cute, but dull.

by Anonymousreply 9210/16/2013

A British black guy.

by Anonymousreply 9310/16/2013

DANNY PINO should play "Christian Grey" and, in the process unveil his spicy uncut Cuban pinga to his eager fans.

by Anonymousreply 9410/16/2013

I am going to assume everyone in this thread who gives a shit about this movie is a thread because there is no valid reason that gays should be participating in a thread about this nonsense.

by Anonymousreply 9510/16/2013

R95 = worse writer than EL James!

by Anonymousreply 9610/16/2013

Matt Bomer

by Anonymousreply 9710/16/2013

I beg to differ with David Gandy being too old for the role.

by Anonymousreply 9810/16/2013

For fuck's sake, James Scott IS Christian Grey.

by Anonymousreply 9910/16/2013

R99 Nope! His eyes are weak and he's too old! Icy blue eyes all the guys mentioned (Henry Cavil, Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer, David Gandy) have icy blue eyes.

by Anonymousreply 10010/16/2013

Gandy is still way hot!

by Anonymousreply 10110/16/2013

R83, r82 is an idiot. He doesn't speak for all of us.

by Anonymousreply 10210/16/2013

Why not Jonathan Rhys Meyers?

by Anonymousreply 10310/17/2013

Total trainwreck:

Theo James is now committed to Divergent.

Billy Magnusson is now a strong candidate. I thought not being able to be convincingly straight was a problem?

Drew Van Acker declined screen testing because he'd rather be in two cable (non-prestige) dramas than do this.

Jamie Dornan has said no, but is being pressured because the studio thinks it's their last chance at anyone remotely credible.

No names from Australia are being brought in. Truly, they are desperate.

by Anonymousreply 10410/17/2013

Where are you getting your info R104?

by Anonymousreply 10510/17/2013

R105, mostly assistants at managers/agencies

by Anonymousreply 10610/17/2013

According to Wikipedia, the character is supposed to be 26 or 27 so why are names of much older actors being bandied about?

by Anonymousreply 10710/17/2013

How is "no names from Australia" relevant?

Are people in Hollywood really that deluded about Aussies?

by Anonymousreply 10810/17/2013

Mostly because actors can play a little younger/older, and the older you are the more credibility you can have in your body of work. Also, EL James is a terrible writer, and wrote the character more like someone late 20s/early 30s.

by Anonymousreply 10910/17/2013

Chris Evans

by Anonymousreply 11010/17/2013

R108, I think as a general matter, casting directors believe familiarity breeds contempt. When Americans hear someone from Days of Our Lives has been cast, it raises hackles. When it's Home and Away (which they don't know) it has no negative impact.

Risk aversion is key in Hollywood.

by Anonymousreply 11110/17/2013

Just googled Billy Mugnusson. He has gay face the movie would bomb if he is selected i wouldn't go see that. Of the lesser I guess Jamie Dornan. I would go on tumblr and watch the mini clip sex scenes and gifs, but would not be interested in seeing the movie.

by Anonymousreply 11210/17/2013

Why can't David Gandy just get some botox to smooth out the roughness and rugged lines a bit? Pluck those eyebrows a little, give him a sophisticated haircut, put him in a $1000 suit. Hmmmm. I think he might be our man. He comes closest anyway.

Gandy is a little old at 33 y/o, but R109 is correct. The author sucks and she wrote a character at 27 y/o who is far to sophisticated, worldly and accomplished to be anywhere near believable. So I think casting someone who looks older is fine.

I know why James made Christian so young. She had to because the character of Bella is supposed to be an innocent virgin. She already made Bella way too old at 21 y/o to have never even kissed a guy or had an orgasm (so fucking ridiculous), but then she couldn't make the male character too much older or it would be creepy (well....even more creepy than it already is).

by Anonymousreply 11310/17/2013

I love Matt Bomer and I think this project could sink a career. So let Ian Somerhalder do it.

by Anonymousreply 11410/18/2013

How about Jake Silbermann? He's straight and so hung that he can do full frontal.

Although Billy Magnussen is straight too - not sure why anyone's saying he has gayface?

by Anonymousreply 11510/18/2013

Gandy looks 43, not 33.

by Anonymousreply 11610/18/2013

and the Razzie goes to:

whoever is dofus enough to sign for this role.

by Anonymousreply 11710/18/2013

They're now saying Clint Eastwood's son is a contender.

by Anonymousreply 11810/18/2013

R118 that is totally PR by Clint Eastwoods people sent to blogs. I bet the Christian Grey chosen will be a barely recognized UK actor. Someone who does not have any obligation to another project. Clint Eastwoods son would ruin all credibility to Fifty Shades of Grey.

by Anonymousreply 11910/18/2013

Scott Eastwood

by Anonymousreply 12010/18/2013

r119 actually believe Fifty Shades of Grey has credibility NOW?

by Anonymousreply 12110/18/2013

Off topic, but is anyone else having trouble with this site? Only the old threads in my Thread Watcher are showing up. Nothing new. Although, I can post in those threads. The postst are not rejected. Am I being punished for posting in the DL killed my thread thread? It is sort of weirding me out. Any help, feedback, will be appreciated.

by Anonymousreply 12210/18/2013

I'm noticing the same thing 122. It's got my caftans in a bunch!

by Anonymousreply 12310/18/2013

If Scott Eastwood gets the role this movie will bomb at the box office.

by Anonymousreply 12410/19/2013

This project wouldn't have credibility if the ghost of Olivier played Christian Grey.

If they aren't able to pressure Dornan into taking the role, there are studio forces that will want some kind of "name" in the role, that's why Eastwood is in play.

As bad as Eastwood is, he can't be worse than Christian Cooke who was outacted by Steven Strait.

by Anonymousreply 12510/19/2013

James Scott would be perfect for the role.

Got looks and acting ability. Can play cruel and sadistic as well as romantic.

He's practically playing Christian Grey already on Days.

by Anonymousreply 12610/19/2013

Matt Bomer is kinda sexy/hot. He can pull it off.

by Anonymousreply 12710/19/2013


by Anonymousreply 12810/21/2013

David Gandy!

by Anonymousreply 12910/21/2013

Matt Bomer would be the best in the role, but he is too good for it.

Actually everybody already mentioned in this thread is too good for it.

Actually I'm not sure if someone not too good for that role even exists.

by Anonymousreply 13010/22/2013

If the latest rumor that Paul Telfer auditioned is true, then you are absolutely right, R130. Pretty to look at but I cannot think of a single worse actor, including daytime TV.

by Anonymousreply 13110/22/2013

Bomer has already stated he won't do this shit movie.

by Anonymousreply 13210/22/2013

I have already lost interest in this move. Please let me know when it releases and the gif's and sex scenes hit the nets. I will look at those, but I no longer am interested in seeing this movie on the silver screen. The casting directors and everyone involved in selecting Christian Grey have ruined this.

by Anonymousreply 13310/22/2013

They cast Jamie Dornan. It seems that casting saga is over.

I think that movie is doomed anyway.

by Anonymousreply 13410/24/2013
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